Tuesday 19 April 2016

Happy Birthday Human for Leonie

Hello again peeps.

For those of you lucky enough to get Leonie's stamps last night, here's another card idea for you.
My starting point was this border stamp - it looks to me like a row of little aliens :D 

I've made a big version of the alien with circles of card. The largest one was coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and Spiced Marmalade.  I drew the antenna onto black card and cut it out.

For the eye I inked the edge of the smaller white circle with Squeezed Lemonade DI, glued a small black circle on and covered the whole thing in glossy accents. I went off and had my lunch while it was drying, to avoid sticking my thumb in it or something.

For the sky I stamped and embossed some stars onto the top half of a piece of white card with clear embossing powder. I then went over it with a blending tool and Twisted Citron & Peeled Paint DIs

For the foreground of my alien planet I dragged some Dusty Concord DI over the inside of Sheena's 8x8 Pebbles embossing folder and ran it through my Ebosser with some more white card.

To complete the scene I added a moon which was embossed with Sheena's snow folder (I've used the debossed side). I also added some more stars with a white pen.

I drew and cut the spaceship by hand out of silver mirri card, complete with windows for the little aliens to look out of. The mirri was a bit too shiny for me so I sponged Black Metallic Marker (from Letraset) over the top and I loved the way it turned out.

 The alien's legs/tentacles were cut from black card using my Die'Sire icicle die and I attached the whole thing to my card with a spring (well, why wouldn't you :D  )

 For the sentiment I've cut up letters from a stamped greeting but you could also do these on your computer. I finished the scene off with some purple plants which were stamped with one of the paisley designs

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #57 - E is for Embossing
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #126: anything goes with a twist ...Make it Male
Creative Moments #91  Always Anything Goes w/optional twist "Make it Funny"
The East Wind Challenge #53 ~ Make it 3D
Penny Black and More  Birthdays
Country View Crafts' Challenge Spring (used spring to attach topper)
Retarte  #75 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap  #76 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  #172 Anything goes with optional twist:  use recycled materials 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  #302 Anything Goes

See you again soon,
Katrina x


hollyberry said...

Wow what a different take on the stamps! Think that this card is amazing and brought a smile to my face :-)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I love the design
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Kat what an awesome way to use the stamps. Brilliant x

Sue said...

Hi Katrina, I can't believe I have missed your last few cards and your very exciting news! Big congratulations from me - you so deserve this Katrina - your cards are amazing - you have such gorgeous, fun and totally genius ideas. This is an exceptional card - I LOVE it. Sending love and wishing you the very best.

Diane said...

Have enjoyed looking at all your "Leonie" projects, I'm sure she is thrilled with them as they are brilliant. Loving her products and your samples :-)

Jane Royston said...

What an original way to use the stamps, love it! Jane :)

Carole Pollard said...

This is just amazing and thank you so much for sharing its fabulous sorry not been around recently but life has just got in the way love and hugs Carole x

Tracy Welham said...

Spotted your samples on the shows yesterday, all lovely. This is a great idea, so original. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jane said...

What a fun way of interpreting our spring challenge over at Country View. Very sweet! Thanks for joining in x
Jane DT

Donna said...

Fab card! love being able to use a stamp in a way other than it was intended! Brilliant!!
Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for E is for Embossing (and Edna!!)

trent999 said...

Wow, you have really thought out of the box for this card, Very imaginative. Take care xx

andree said...

Such a brilliant design. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Lindsey said...

The border totally looks like aliens! What a fun idea. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great idea ! Thanks so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great design and i know my 9 year old would love this and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Irena Stefanova said...

Sweet card. Very beautiful colors and design. I love it.
Thank you for being part of our Anything goes challenge
Irena dt, LTSCB

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is delightful and so creative. Love the dimension and the texture...yum. Thanks so much for joining our 3D Challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

Lynne Mizera said...

AMAZING what you created! land the layers... SWOON! Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood for Snarky Stampers this week!

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining the E is for Embossing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers